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Laurel dace (Chrosomus saylori)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The laurel dace, a fish in the Cyprinidae (Minnows) family, is found in streams in Bledsoe and Rhea Counties, Tennessee. The laurel dace was first collected by Charles Saylor, a TVA ichthyologist, in 1976. Because nonbreeding individuals are similar in appearance to the more common congener, the southern redbelly dace (P. erythrogaster), the existence of the laurel dace went unnoticed until Saylor donated his 1976 specimens to the University of Tennessee Research Collection of Fishes in 1990. Dr. David Etnier examined those specimens and believed that they probably represented an undescribed species, a belief confirmed by the nuptial coloration characteristics observed in later collections.

This species is listed wherever it is found, but
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
09/08/2011 Southeast Region (Region 4) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Most Recent Federal Register Documents (Showing 5 of 8: view all)
Date Citation Page Title
10/16/2012 77 FR 63603 63668 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace: Final rule.
05/24/2012 77 FR 30988 30992 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace:Proposed rule; reopening of comment period and announcement of public hearing.
10/12/2011 76 FR 63360 63418 Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace; Proposed Rule
08/09/2011 76 FR 48722 48741 Endangered Status for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace: Final rule.
06/24/2010 75 FR 36035 36057 Listing the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace as Endangered Throughout Their Ranges

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Laurel dace, Entire.

» Critical Habitat

Current Critical Habitat Documents (Showing 2 of 2)
Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
10/16/2012 77 FR 63603 63668 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace: Final rule. Final Rule Final designated
10/12/2011 76 FR 63360 63418 Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace; Proposed Rule Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Laurel dace, Entire

» Petitions

No petition findings have been published for the Laurel dace, Entire.

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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